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LG has returned to its love of experimenting with smartphone form factors and designs with the Explorer Project and its latest smartphone: the LG Wing.
The LG Wing, unveiled on 14 September, is a unique take on the dual-screen smartphone that has a second swivelling screen.
The swivel design is aimed at making viewing and editing media easier, as well as enabling multitasking.
For example, you can view a video on the top swivelled screen, while accessing editing or playback controls on the lower screen.
Other features of the smartphone include a high-resolution triple-lens main camera, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and 5G support.
LG Wing smartphone specs
The second screen is a smaller, 3.9-inch display rather than a full-sized display.
Meanwhile, the device’s main screen is 6.8″-inch FHD + POLED display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio.
Besides the swivel mechanism, the smartphone has other hardware and features that will pique consumer interest.
The smartphone also has a 32MP pop-up selfie camera and 64MP triple-lens main camera.
When it comes to battery capacity, the smartphone features a 4000mAh battery.
You can see a summary of the LG Wing’s specifications below:
- Main display: 6.8-inch FHD + POLED display
- Second display: 3.9-inch GOLED display
- Processor: Snapdragon 765G
- Main camera: 64MP standard lens + 13MP ultra-wide lens + 12MP gimbal motion camera lens
- Selfie camera: 32MP
- Battery: 4000mAh
- RAM: 8GB
- On-board storage: 128GB
Why the swivelling screen?
According to LG, the swivelling screen setup is aimed at providing users with a multi-screen setup while still retaining the familiar single-screen smartphone experience when the second screen is not in use.
The company hopes that it will give users the comfortable experience they’re used to when handling smartphones, without requiring attachments or unfolding to use the device.
When a user wants to access the second screen, they can do it with a single motion rather than two-handed unfolding.
The swivel setup also allows the phone to retain a thinner profile than folding dual-screen smartphones.
Other LG Wing features
The smartphone also has various tweaks aimed at providing durability and resistance to drops.
This includes a sensor that detects drops when the pop-up camera is open. The sensor signals for the camera to retract before impact to prevent damage.
Meanwhile, the phone also comes with the LG Creator’s Kit. This software includes Timelapse Control, Voice Bokeh, and ASMR Recording.
You can find out more about the smartphone on the LG website.
The device will initially launch in South Korea starting in October. Markets in North America and Europe will follow.
However, there’s no news yet on when or if the smartphone is coming to South Africa.
The LG Wing is the latest take on the dual-screen and foldable smartphone trend.
Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its newest foldable smartphone — the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Image credits: LG Mobile